Monday, April 30, 2012

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Silver Cross Field!
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A visit from Aiden!

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Friday, April 27, 2012

Day 118/ 366


Bishop David W. Maxwell, Diocesan preaching at the Illinois-Wisconsin Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ Diocese Convocation.
What an amazing service!
And you know I loved alter call!!!
Huge Blessings!

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Iris

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Lush and Green!
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Day 116/ 366


Back 40 in transition

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Hard to believe, but he took the time to pile dirt on his clean bedding vs just quickly hanging it up to dry!
Definite seasonal transition issues!


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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Be Grateful Challenge~ April 2012

1st~ yummy breakfast at church cooked by Sister Robin; Sunday school and introducing my kids to Youth Group; another letter to Meuni and two girls I can trust to write to her; Pastor and 1st Lady Wallace; my whole church family; hugs; my grandson; my daughter's smile at her wedding; being seated next to a good friend; intelligent, meaningful conversation; the unusual peace that comes from personal exclusion; my son; a peaceful evening at home

2nd~ a sweet boy's smile; a smoothly running morning; Matt ready when the bus came; fresh, hot coffee; yummy breakfast; an unexpected call from an old friend; a sweet request; a good son; a nice drive; dinner with Lady Pat and plans set for Youth Group; a quiet evening at home; a sweet, patient boy to snuggle

3rd~ snuggles; quiet morning; fresh, hot coffee; breakfast burritos; early to work; having a job; peaceful office; finding Joy Dare for April 2012; Von; Eme; Aiden's visit and him not wanting to leave me; a kiss from Matt; Devon mowing

4th~ a sweet boy; a new experience; a really nice visit with a friend; re-acquaintance; openness; honesty; seeing a dear friend quietly and humbly embrace God's will for his life; seeing a future I've only dreamed of; rethinking who I am and what I want vs His will and his wishes; helping clean the church with Lady Pat; a quiet meal at church with friends; Bible study

5th~ peaceful morning; made bed; fresh, hot coffee; hope; inner smile; love of true friends; work completed; projects planned; laundry hung; Avon meeting at Hilton Garden Inn in Tinley Park and a new sense of motivation; a boy snuggled; a letter ready to be mailed

6th~ Matt off school (time together); finding a letter to Meuni I thought I mailed; mailing 2 letters; showing up at work early enough to check 3 rental properties and still pretty much punch in on time; Avon order showing up UPS; a property being tidied; being heard and respected; a call from a friend in need and being able to help; a quick chat with another friend; errands for work; listening to Matt and Jacob play with their 3DS' together

I have been very sick for many days and, although very grateful for all He has done for me, have not been up to blogging... ...

24th~ gentle morning sun; a sweet, patient boy; fresh hot coffee; amoxicillin; Walgreens getting my ear drops in; being able to leave work to drive to New Lenox and pick up my ear drops; friends who call to check on me periodically; emails to remind me of scouting events I'd fogotten; a sweet boy and realization of consequences; "faith like potatoes" and the friend who gave it to me;

Joy Dare~ April 2012

1st~ 3 gifts round~ 2 wedding promises; pregnant belly
2nd~ 3 gifts white~ washing machine; sins washed away; pages of plans for Youth Group
3rd~ 3 gifts surprisingly found~ His new plan for me; a 'self-cleaning house'; visions
4th~ 3 gifts in His word~ Romans 11:29; Ephesians 1:18; 2 Thessalonians 1:11
5th~ 3 gifts @ 11am, 2pm and 6pm~ errand for work (drive in the sunshine); books almost done; Avon meeting
6th~ 3 gifts nailed together~ Jesus on the cross (because he did it for me); my little home; our church
7th~ 3 gifts waited for~
8th~ 3 gifts rising up~
9th~ a gift hiding, held, heard~
10th~ 3 gifts opened up~
11th~ 3 gifts budding/ blooming~
12th~ 3 gifts worn~
13th~ 3 gifts bright~
14th~ 3 gifts found looking up~
15th~ a gift in a bag, in a box, in a book~
16th~ 3 hard eucharisteos~

17th~ 3 gifts woven together~

18th~ 3 gifts inerited~

19th~ 3 gifts square~

20th~ a gift stacked, stashed, stilled~

21st~ 3 gifts found in Christ~

22nd~ 3 gifts close~

23rd~ 3 gifts reflecting~ God's love in Matt's face; my future in "faith like potatoes"; sun on my grey water pond

24th~ 3 gifts fragile~ little boy's ego;

25th~ a gift cloth, steel, wood~

26th~ 3 gifts moving~

27th~ 3 gifts 'Ugly Beautiful'~

28th~ 3 gifts orange~

29th~ 3 gifts in dirt~

30th~ a gift given, made, sacrificed~

Day 115/ 366


Dinner a la Willie Mae!
Many thanks from Matt and I!!!

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A welcoming feeling...
come and sit a spell and chat,
friend!

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Home

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Including Vegetables in Meals


Chicken patties baked with fresh turnip and garlic mustard greens with cheese.
Back into the oven to finish baking,
then we munch!

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Sunday Brunch... Finished


I added eggs and cheeses to the potatoes and greens.
Now to thank God
and munch!

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Sunday Brunch


Potatoes cooked with garlic mustard greens, turnip greens, sazon and adobo~ Yummy!

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